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spur


I - noun
1. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something (Freq. 3)
- the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
Syn:
goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spurring
Derivationally related forms:
spur (for: spurring), urge (for: urging), prod (for: prodding), prod (for: prod), goad (for: goading), goad (for: goad)
Hypernyms:
encouragement
2. tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms:
plant process, enation
3. a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward (Freq. 1)
- cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on
Syn:
gad
Hypernyms:
prod, goad
Part Holonyms:
boot
Part Meronyms:
rowel
4. a railway line connected to a trunk line (Freq. 1)
Syn:
branch line, spur track
Hypernyms:
line, railway line, rail line
Hyponyms:
loop-line
5. any sharply pointed projection (Freq. 1)
Syn:
spine, acantha
Derivationally related forms:
acanthous (for: acantha), spinous (for: spine)
Hypernyms:
projection

II - verb
1. incite or stimulate (Freq. 2)
- The Academy was formed to spur research
Derivationally related forms:
spurring
Hypernyms:
promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
2. give heart or courage to (Freq. 2)
Syn:
goad
Derivationally related forms:
goad (for: goad)
Hypernyms:
encourage
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
3. strike with a spur (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms:
strike
Entailment:
injure, wound
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
4. goad with spurs (Freq. 1)
- the rider spurred his horse
Hypernyms:
goad
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. equip with spurs
- spur horses
Hypernyms:
equip, fit, fit out, outfit
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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